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    Camiguin Pasalubong: Vjandep Pastel Branches in CDO

    Recently, Tutubi was able to buy a box of pastel buns with filling, a reminder of his memorable and captivating island of Camiguin travel in northern Mindanao in May 2003.

    Pastel is the pasalubong for Camiguin's visitors, much like every destination in the Philippines has one. (To Filipinos, bringing home something bought from a travel or vacation to family and friends is part of Filipino culture called pasalubong and is the reason why it's so easy to spot Filipinos in airports-- too much baggage mostly pasalubong stuff!)
    Pastel is available in cheese, langka, macapuno, mango, Pineapple and made-to-order durian, guava, strawberry, chocolate, and special yema

    Vjandep Pastel recipe ingredients(bun): Flour, eggs, milk, sugar, butter, shortening and yeast
    Filling ingredients: milk, butter and eggs

    VJANDEP Food Products
    57 Plaridel St, Mabajao, Camiguin
    Telephone No.: +63.88.387.0049

    078 Tiano St, Brgy 14
    Cagayan de Oro
    Telephone Number: +63.88.858.4027

    Stall 17/18 Building 1, Angel Chavez Complex
    Cagayan de Oro City
    Telephone Number: +63.88.856.5404

    vjandep pastel
    vjandep pastela dozen pastels in a box

    These pastrylicious pastels used to be not available in Manila but now can be bought at Shopwise Department stores and Market! Market in Taguig City. Have yet to see them in Greenhills and SM though.

    What's your favorite pasalubong?

    Related Posts:
    Camiguin Travel Guide

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    posted by GingGoy @ 8:08 PM,


    At Nov 12, 2007, 1:14:00 PM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    ang favorite kong pasalubong ay pastillas de leche at yung jumbo type ng cornik, i think popcorn din tawag dun.

    mmm, nakita ko nga yang pastel sa shopwise. masubukan na nga next time i go there. =)

    At Nov 12, 2007, 4:15:00 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

    My pasalubong to friends: Pili nuts from Bicol!

    But those Pastels look good!

    At Nov 12, 2007, 8:20:00 PM, Blogger Abaniko said...

    Are these the soft breads that seem to melt in your mouth. :)

    I like the peanuts from Iligan.

    At Nov 12, 2007, 9:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love those Pastels too. My father buys them whenever he visits Cagayan De Oro (yup, they're sold there too). I just don't like those Durian variants.

    At Nov 13, 2007, 1:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    masarap yung chocolate flavor =)may vjandep pastel sa SM.. SM davao hehehe =P another heart-stopping (literally) pasalubong from cagayan de oro is sler's chicharon. for me, better than the famous chicharon of carcar (cebu). favorites? marami.. bagnet ng ilocos, marang ng cotabato, bongbong's broas from negros, at seafoods from gensan, to name a few. halatang matakaw! masarap talaga mamasyal sa Pilipinas kasi bawat lugar, may kanya kanyang produkto. hindi lang mata ang busog, pati tiyan.

    At Nov 13, 2007, 10:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    carlotta, pastillas of bulacan is the best for me so far. chichacorn of ilocos?

    sidney, pili is really synonymous with bicol. good thing it's not tapang butanding :P

    abaniko, the original flavor has yema that melts in your mouth :P

    tani, the first time i saw them was in CDO, yes. durian aversion, heh?

    miss.adventures, travel and food tripping goes hand in hand. hope to feature more of them here in the future

    At Nov 13, 2007, 10:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    my favorite pasalubong from the philippines is dried squid even though my husband and children think it smells horrible. i would just lit up some candles to help absorb the smell in the house. sarap kasing isawsaw sa sukang may labuyo.

    At Nov 13, 2007, 3:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    belle, dried squid does stink but tastes heavenly. love it also dipped in vinegar with chilies

    At Nov 14, 2007, 12:42:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    my choice of pasalubongs are pastillas and peanut brittles.

    At Nov 14, 2007, 3:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    wow here? in manila? how is it compared to those bought in camiguin? or is it just the same? i super lurve these pastel pastries. i can finish a 6 pc box :-)

    At Nov 14, 2007, 1:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    photo cache, sweet tooth you got there :)

    banggigay, it's the same pastel you originally thought only available in camiguin and CDO, but slightly more expensive syempre

    At Nov 16, 2007, 9:16:00 AM, Blogger kegler747 said...

    Thank u very much for the tip. I really love those pastel from Camiguin. Truly sinfully delicious!!!

    At Jan 29, 2009, 9:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My friend from CDO once shared this pastel with me- and since then I never stop searching the net to see if I could find a contact number. Alas! I found this website. I am so happy to know that it is now available in shopwise- Dude, and dudette- try this pastry and you will ask for more!!!!

    At Mar 10, 2009, 5:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


    At Jun 24, 2009, 10:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What kind of shortening do pastel of camiguin use?! Was is vegetable or lard.. Reply asap please.. Thanks in advance..

    At Jun 24, 2009, 11:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What kind of shortening do pastel of camiguin use?! Was it vegetable or lard.. Reply asap please.. Thanks in advance..

    At Oct 1, 2009, 8:40:00 AM, Blogger Tatong Aranas said...

    Good news!

    You can now buy pastel in manila at LRT Gil Puyat(Buendia) station.

    Located at:

    Buendia corner Taft ave., Pasay City
    Beside Atrium Hotel and accross JAC Liner.



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